Mixing Bantams and Standards/? egg size?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Qi Chicken, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2009
    I am officially a crazy chicken lady! I got all SORTS of chicken books for Christmas this year! ...and am learning some new things. In the chicken encyclopedia it says that the egg of a bantam wyandotte (or the bantam form of any other standard breed) does not differ significantly in size from its full sized counterpart. That is, the egg of a standard wyandotte and a bantam wyandotte are almost the same size. Is this true?? If so, I would think that you would save on feed. If you wanted to have both standards and bantams would it be good to have say 10 bantams and 5 standards? We have one big coop and separating them out would be quite difficult.

    Thanks!
     
  2. teddiliza

    teddiliza Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know about the eggs, but my cochin bantams after their 1st molt were laying eggs that were as big as a newly laying heavy breed pullet. I have 4 heavy breeds and 1 light breed, the rest are bantam d'uccles. The heavier breeds can really hurt the d'uccles if they jump on them, but for the most part they get along.
     

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